Three climbers set out to conquer Indonesia’s 7 highest peaks in 100 days

A team of Indonesians set out to break a record on Tuesday as they embark on a quest to conquer the seven highest peaks in the country within 100 days. The team, aptly named “7 Summits in 100 Days”, is made up of former Agriculture Minister Anton Apriyantono, 58, Banten province softball player Ayu Hariyanti, 28, and rock climber and physical trainer […]

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New regulation on rice price ceilings to be applied starting Sept. 1

The Trade Ministry announced on Thursday that the government will start enforcing a new regulation on rice price ceilings on Sept. 1. Unlike an-already-revoked regulation that only classified rice into one type as ‘medium,’ the new regulation classifies rice into three types: ‘medium,’ ‘premium’ and ‘specialty’. The price ceilings apply to the first two categories only. The price ceiling for […]

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Diaspora hopes

The Indonesian community living abroad has had its hopes raised, particularly that those among them with foreign citizenship will be able to visit their original homeland anytime they please, without the hassle of visa arrangements. But so far the rights of our diaspora remain unclear despite the launch of the so-called Diaspora Card on Monday. The card only acknowledges the […]

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Wonderful Sail 2 Indonesia 2017 participants arrive in Maumere

Fifty-eight participants of the Wonderful Sail 2 Indonesia 2017 that is currently running have arrived in Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, on Thursday. “After Wakatobi, these participants will head to Maumere and stay there for three days before exploring other Indonesian islands,” said the event’s organizer representative Raymond Lesmana. “The total [number of participants is actually] 70 yachts and each of […]

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Pertamina agrees to distribute fuel to outer-islands for fishermen

The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry on Tuesday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with state-owned energy firm PT Pertamina to ensure that fuel distribution would reach fishermen living on the outermost islands and in remote areas. “Our fishermen said they did not need fuel subsidies, they needed fuel to be available to them,” said Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister […]

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